2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Adolescence Education: Spanish (7-12) [ASP]

Students develop language skills and cultural awareness and acquire the pedagogical background necessary to teach Spanish in grades 7-12 in New York state. Admission to the program prerequisite: An overall grade point average of 2.5.

For additional information, visit the Modern Languages Department .

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Comprehend and produce written and spoken Spanish at a level commensurate with the advanced low level or higher as described in the current ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.
  2. Analyze, interpret and compare literary, artistic and cultural texts in Spanish within different cultures of Spanish-speaking countries.
  3. Use knowledge of linguistics and second language acquisition theory and research to plan and deliver instruction, as well as design and use ongoing performance assessment.
  4. Use knowledge of adolescent development to create a supportive learning environment for all students.

Program Standard Grade Point Average 

The major GPA is calculated by all courses identified in the college catalog as required for the major. In addition, this program has an established program standard GPA which may be used to determine progress in the program.

  • Program Standard GPA
    • ASP Content Core
      • Minimum GPA of 2.7 in ICC 353; ESL 302; SPA 300:599
  • Professional Preparation GPA
    • Minimum GPA of 2.5 in AED 323, 391, 437, 438, 439;

EDU 471;
HLH 110, 199;
PSY 101, 232;
SPE 275

  • Courses Applied to the ASP Content Core GPA Calculation
    • 30 credits in ICC 353, ESL 302, SPA 300:599
  • Courses Applied to the Professional Preparation GPA Calculation
    • 36 credits in AED 323, 391, 437, 438, 439;

EDU 471;
HLH 110, 199;
PSY 101, 232;
SPE 275

B. Required Linguistics Course: 3 credit hours

D. Two Spanish Courses at the 400 level: 6 credit hours

E. Core Professional Education Courses: 36-37 cr. hr.

F. Eligibility for Student Teaching

  • A 2.5 grade point average overall
  • A 2.5 grade point average in required professional education course work
  • A 2.7 grade point average in major course work
  • 24 credit hours of SPA courses
  • A score of Advanced Low or better on the Oral Proficiency Interview
  • A grade of B or better in AED 437 and 438 methods block

Grade point averages are figured with all major and/or professional courses taken to date, even if not required prior to student teaching.

Required Workshops

Complete the following workshops prior to student teaching:

  • Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting (CARR)
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
  • Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE)

Additional Certification Option

Students who wish to independently pursue additional certification in areas such as TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), other languages, or FLES (Foreign Language for the Elementary School) should discuss these options with their advisors. Students should consult New York state certification requirements and meet with their program coordinator for more information.

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120

Example of the B.A. in adolescence education: Spanish (7-12) over four years

Courses do not necessarily need to be taken in the sequence that appears below. Students are strongly encouraged to complete some of their requirements through study abroad.


Total credit hours for semester: 16-17

Total credit hours for semester: 15-16

Second Year Fall

Total credit hours for semester: 15

Second Year Spring

Total credit hours for semester: 16

Total credit hours for semester: 14-15

Third Year Spring

During study abroad:

Total credit hours for semester: 15

Total credit hours for semester: 15

Total credit hours for semester: 12